DIY Wall Decor from Repurposed Shoebox Lid

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After the holidays my home was a little over run with boxes and packaging that I just couldn’t throw away. I also had a lot of left over wrapping paper and craft supplies and I began making DIY Wall Decor from a Re purposed Shoe box Lid.This easy tutorial shows step by step on how she created a beautiful piece of wall art from a repurposed shoe box lid.

This is not only the perfect time to craft due to the large amount of boxes around my home but I love being able to display those family photos that we took throughout the holiday season.

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That means all of those beautiful artistic shots you took of everyone on Christmas Day will actually come off of your phone this year. Another great idea is to print out your favorite shots from Instagram and Facebook and create a fun collage from a re purposed shoe box lid which would make a fun gift to give to friends and family. Download the Shutterfly App and get started.

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DIY Wall Decor from a Re purposed Shoe box Lid

DIY Wall Art Repurposed Shoe Box Lid


  • prints from Shutterfly
  • shoe box lid
  • peel and stick chalkboard
  • scissors
  • ruler
  • chalk markers
  • a pen or marker
  • craft knife
  • wrapping paper

Grab your shoe box lid and your photo. Measure the space in the center where you want your photo to be and make a mark around it making sure to leave a space around it for cutting. Don’t worry about leaving a mark as you will be covering that with wrapping paper and chalkboard paper anyway so feel free to be messy.

DIY Wall Art Repurposed Shoe Box Lid

Lay the chalkboard paper on the outside of the shoe box lid and cut out the center. Leave a little bit of overhand because the sticky parts will hold your photo in place.

Place your favorite photo inside and add a couple pieces of tape if necessary to hold it in place. Smooth out the edges.

Wrap the entire shoe box lid with wrapping paper and cut out the middle part that you would like exposed. I left a border of chalkboard exposed for decorating with chalk markers, there is no wrong or right way to do this part, use your creativity.

DIY Wall Art Repurposed Shoe Box Lid

Use tape to secure the ends and basically wrap the shoe box lid like you would a present, it’s that simple. Add your own special touches to the chalkboard and change it up from time to time because the best part about using a chalkboard is that it is erasable!

DIY Wall Art Repurposed Shoe Box Lid

Download the Shutterfly app and get started creating your DIY Wall Decor from a Repurposed Shoebox Lid now. Do you have a bunch of photos on your phone that need to be printed or will you be using the free Shutterfly prints to get photos from Instagram and Facebook?


  1. Robin+Rue+(@massholemommy) says:

    What a cute idea this is! I never would have thought to do this, but I totally want to try it.

  2. What a fun idea to do. I am not the most creative person, but I love getting ideas from other people. I’m gonna have to do this with some of our pictures.

  3. Its great to be able to recycle from an item that you were gong to throw away. And its such a fun activity to do with the kiddos, yet being able to frame memories and moments! I love this idea!

  4. That’s such a cute craft! I’ll have to make a couple of these with the kids. It’s going to be a ton of fun.

  5. This is such a creative way to re-purpose a shoe box lid! We always have a few of them lying around and this makes it’s really personal and unique!

  6. Aww! This is a fun kids craft! What a good way to use something I would normal throw out (recycle)!

  7. I hesitate throwing stuff from the house and think that they might be useful. Thanks for this post.

  8. So cute! This would be a great project to make with our son. He loves our dog, and I think he would love to make a frame to showcase a photo of him and the doggie!

  9. This is a easy craft to make. I think I can do this! I’ll look for old shoeboxes and use my fur baby’s pictures. Cool!

  10. What a wonderful creation! Certainly a great project to do with the kids who love pets. I will copy your idea, thanks!

  11. Who knew that a show box could make a great picture frame! I love this upcycle idea for pet owners

  12. This turned out to look fantastic. It is a great idea. I need some new projects for my walls.

  13. I love how you can take just about anything you would otherwise throw away and turn it into a piece of memorable art. This is awesome.

  14. Your artwork and use of images is so nice. I am not very creative, but I always admire those that are.

  15. This is a great idea, I love how you repurposed the shoebox and found a beautiful way to share your fur babies photo.

  16. What a cute project. You are so creative. I would like to try this.

  17. This is really a cute idea. I love any craft that uses items we might otherwise toss away. It also teaches children to be resourceful as well as creative.

  18. Ron Leyba says:

    Really cute DIY idea. Such an awesome idea!

  19. What a great idea! I always call myself the DIY engineer in my house because I’m always thinking up something but this is another level ha!

  20. I enjoyed doing shoe box projects when I was younger, but never thought of this. I may have to try this project with my son!

  21. michele d says:

    What a super cute idea! I would love to do this with my kids. So creative!

  22. Cute upcycle idea for a photo frame! I love it sometimes we have to get crafty with how we display our photos!

  23. I love Shutterfly! I love how quick and easy it is to get my pictures, as well as to create projects.

  24. Super cute what you did with the dog photo and frame. Shutterfly is such an easy and simple way to print pics!

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